Terrifier 2 Movie (2022) Cast, Release Date, Story, Budget, Collection, Poster, Trailer, Review

Terrifier 2

October 6, 2022
2hr 38min
Status: released

Trailer, Teaser & Videos

Where to Watch Terrifier 2 (Stream)

Amazon Prime Video

Terrifier 2 Movie Details:

Country United States
Language English
Release dateAugust 29, 2022 (FrightFest)
October 6, 2022 (United States)
Running time2hr 38min
StarringLauren LaVera
Elliott Fullam
Sarah Voigt
Kailey Hyman
Casey Hartnett
David Howard Thornton
Directed by Damien Leone
Written byDamien Leone
Produced byDamien Leone
Phil Falcone
George Steuber
Michael Leavy
Steven Della Salla
Jason Leavy
Cinematography by George Steuber
Edited by Damien Leone
Music byRostislav Vaynshtok
Paul Wiley
Production CompanyBloody Disgusting
Dark Age Cinema
Fuzz on the Lens Productions
Distributor Cinedigm

Terrifier 2 Movie Cast & Characters:

  • Lauren LaVera as Sienna Shaw, Jonathan’s older sister
  • David Howard Thornton as Art the Clown
  • Elliott Fullam as Jonathan, Sienna’s younger brother
  • Sarah Voigt as Barbara, mother of Sienna and Jonathan
  • Kailey Hyman as Brooke, Sienna’s friend
  • Casey Hartnett as Allie, Sienna’s friend
  • Charlie McElveen as Jeff, Brooke’s boyfriend
  • Amelie McLain as the Little Pale Girl
  • Johnath Davis as Ricky, the costume shop clerk
  • Samantha Scaffidi as Victoria Heyes, the sole survivor of the events of the first film, is now in a psychiatric hospital
  • Leah Voysey as Clown Cafe TV host / Nurse
  • Chris Jericho as Burke, a nurse
  • Felissa Rose as Ms. Principe
  • Owen Myre as Sean
  • Griffin Santopietro as Eric
  • Tamara Glynn as costume shop mom


After being resurrected by a sinister entity, Art the Clown returns to the timid town of Miles County where he targets a teenage girl and her younger brother on Halloween night.

Terrifier 2 Movie Budget & Box Office Collection:

Worldwide Collection$15.7 million

About Terrifier 2Movie:

A sequel to Terrifier (2016), it is the third feature-length film to feature Art the Clown.

The film originated from a feature film concept Leone began developing shortly after filming his directorial debut short film The 9th Circle (2009).

Funding was exacting as the script was more ambitious than the first film and required a bigger budget. Damien Leone secured finances from private investors before filming, and he launched an Indiegogo campaign with a $50,000 goal to produce a practical effects-driven scene. The campaign was a massive success, reaching over 430% of the initial goal with a donation total of $250,000.

Filming began in October 2019. While a majority of the film’s main storyline had already been completed. Principal photography was halted due to COVID-19, becoming one of many films affected by the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. Filming quietly resumed and wrapped on July 10, 2021.

Scenes shot in the “Terrifier” haunted house were filmed in a real haunted house called Fright Factory in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The filmmakers used what was already available to them.

A teaser trailer for Terrifier 2 was released on July 24, 2020.

Terrifier 2 was released in 886 theaters in the United States, grossing $400,000 on its opening day. It went on to debut to $805,000, and then made $1 million the following weekend (an increase of 28%). Variety called the film’s success a “shock” to the industry due to its low budget and limited mainstream marketing. Through its first two weeks of release, the film had grossed $3.4 million. Expanding to 1,550 theaters in its fourth weekend (an increase of 795) the film made $1.8 million, for a running total of $10.1 million as of November 2022.

Terrifier 2 received generally positive reviews from critics, with particular praise for LaVera and Thornton’s performances, though the film’s runtime received some criticism. Many critics considered the film to be an improvement over its predecessor. A third film is in development.

As Lauren LaVera is trained in martial arts, she did most of her stunts in the movie.

While originally planned for a limited theatrical release for a single weekend, the movie reached the top 10 at the box office on multiple weekends. Its theatrical run lasted well past Halloween, and the film domestically grossed over $10 million on a $250,000 budget.

The movie was a completely independently made production. Money was raised through several sources without the aid of a studio, and writer/director Damien Leone created all the special effects himself to cut costs. He was able to be uncompromising in his depiction of violence and gore because there was no studio making demands or insisting on cuts.

Speaking of the film’s box office success, Leone said “I did not expect it to make this kind of splash or play in theaters, honestly, other than maybe a few arthouse theaters. To see it snowballing, the word of mouth growing, people getting sick and fainting and it taking off, I never expected this or for it to make millions of dollars in theaters.”

After the success of Terrifier and Terrifier 2, it was announced that Terrifier 3 was in the works and in May 2023, it was announced that the sequel was expected to begin filming in November or December of 2023 for a late 2024 release.